Target: Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Goal: Block the bill passed by the House to defund Planned Parenthood.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill 241-187 that would defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now continues on to the Senate where it must be stopped. The passing of the bill comes amidst videos made by an anti-abortion group that they claim shows Planned Parenthood selling fetal parts for profit.
These videos have been proven to be highly edited and Planned Parenthood has not been found of any wrongdoing under the law, yet many still cling to these videos as a reason the organization needs to be defunded. Over 90 percent of women’s visits to Planned Parenthood last year was for basic healthcare, and federal funding that does go to the clinics is not used for abortion services.
Officials are letting emotions get in the way of facts when it comes to this issue. It should actually be a non-issue based on the evidence that Planned Parenthood isn’t doing anything illegal when it comes to abortions, and when it does do abortions they are not being funded by federal taxpayer dollars. This bill quite literally makes zero sense and is merely an attack on women’s rights.
With so many other pressing issues going on, it’s ridiculous that this is what our government is focused on. Do they really want us to go back to the dark days of illegal abortions? Urge the Senate to vote against the bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.
Dear Senator Mitch McConnell,
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill 241-187 that would defund Planned Parenthood all because of an emotional outrage over lies. When it comes down to the facts, Planned Parenthood is not doing anything illegal, and federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood isn’t even being used for abortions. Why defund all of the beneficial services that Planned Parenthood provides because of a moral outrage that has no factual basis?
We have made leaps and bounds when it comes to women’s rights, and women have literally died for those rights. We don’t need to go back in time and decide that women need to be told what to do with their own bodies. Please don’t allow us to go back to illegal abortions. Please don’t take away basic healthcare that so many use Planned Parenthood for. I urge you to vote against the bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.
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